PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Nine months after police shot and killed a man who reportedly tried to run down officers with his car, they have released video from the incident in question.
The incident began as an investigation into a vehicle seen near the state fairgrounds late on the night of Feb. 4. The Pueblo Police Department says officers were called to the area of Small Avenue and Acero Avenue on reports of a suspicious vehicle, which ended being stolen. Police dealt with the call and then left the area.
Less than two hours later, just after midnight on Feb. 5, police were called again to the same spot to try to locate a wanted person. Officers reportedly found an occupied vehicle parked on Small and tried to talk to the driver. The police department says the suspect responded by first backing his vehicle into a police car, then driving forward and hitting another parked car, then aiming his car at the officers. The officers fired their weapons and fatally wounded the suspect.
The suspect was later identified as 33-year-old Andrew Byrd. The officers who fired their weapons were identified as 10-year veteran Neal Robinson and nine-year veteran Bernadette Lambert.
The shooting was later ruled justified by the county district attorney's office.
Watch the video below: